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Why are there two different ships used by a Jedi?

So I was watching "The Battle Of Coruscant" scene and noticed something. Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan using Eta-2s instead of Delta-2s? I know that Obi-Wan had his Delta-2 captured at ...
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Is there any legitimacy to hearing "So long, d**kheads?" on Admiral Ackbar’s ship at the end of “Return of the Jedi?”

A persistent internet rumor has been that in Return of the Jedi (1983), after the Super Star Destroyer Executor is destroyed and the audience sees the reaction on the bridge of Home One, you can hear ...
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Why does Obi-Wan have a droid name? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, humans have human names, and droids have alphanumeric designations (R2D2, C3P0, BB8, HK47, etc). ...except for everyone's favorite Jedi mentor, that is. His name may not be commonly ...
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Were they ever worried about running dry on resources in the Star Wars galaxy?

On Earth, we are constantly worried about running out of resources like metals and oil and natural gas. The Star Wars galaxy uses fusion and hypermatter for energy BUT they mine tons of metal to build ...
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Was it ever shown or explained how intelligent underwater species in the Star Wars galaxy developed technology?

There are a huge bunch of species that originated underwater in the Star Wars galaxy. My question was: How did they become technologically advanced if they couldn't invent fire? I did some digging and ...
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How did Captain Phasma regroup with the First Order so quickly after Starkiller Base?

The Force Awakens ends with the this should have killed Captain Phasma, so we can only assume that she escaped. However, The Last Jedi takes place minutes after the end of The Force Awakens but ...
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Has Jason Fry publicly discussed the links between his short story Rendezvous Point and the Star Wars X-Wing series?

Jason Fry wrote a short story titled Rendezvous Point in the short story collection The Empire Strikes Back : From a Certain Point of View. This story cover Wedge Antilles reforming an X-Wing squadron ...
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Was there a particular reason for putting the driver's seat of Luke's landspeeder on the right?

I noticed the other day that Luke Skywalker drives his landspeeder from the right-hand side of the front seat, and I was just wondering whether or not this was an intentional creative decision—perhaps ...
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How does a food shortage work on an entire planet?

In a Star Wars Young Adult novel, Queen's Peril, shortly before the Battle of Naboo, they apparently have a food shortage due to a bad growing season, and contemplate getting food offworld "It ...
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Did the last remaining Jedi have any plan to train Luke?

In Star Wars: A New Hope the whole story of training Luke being a Jedi is triggered just because Princess Leia's corvette happened to be intercepted just over Tatooine. The droids happened to be ...
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Identifying an Actor in Star Wars: A New Hope's Tantive IV Boarding Scene?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, as Darth Vader prepares to board Tantive IV, the security team of the ship assembles in an attempt to repel the empire's boarding party. There is a close-up shot of a ...
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By the time of Star Wars: A New Hope, why was Leia familiar with Tarkin?

When Leia is brought to the bridge of the Death Star, she clearly knows who Tarkin is, and clearly knows that he is just the kind of person to be involved in the Empire. What prior relationship do the ...
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Were Red Four and Red Eight present at the Battle of Yavin?

At the climax of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Red Squadron is the group of X-wing pilots part of the attack on the Death Star. At the start of the attack the pilots report their status: Red ...
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Is there a robot in Clone Wars or Rebels that fulfuls the 'salesman' aspect of George Lucas' original vision for C3P0?

There is evidence that George Lucas' original vision for C3P0 was that he was to be a sleazy salesman type personality. Later we see that Lucas chose to use Anthony Daniels' voice (in addition to the ...
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Which Abednedo are named after Beastie Boys titles?

Some Abednedo have been named after albums or songs by the Beastie Boys, most famously Ello Asty after Hello Nasty. The Abednedo themselves having been named after part of the refrain to "...
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Was Lord Vader on Bespin implying that he would like to overthrow the Emporor [duplicate]

Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. There are two ways, at least as I understand it, this ...
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Are clone trooper's Kama "battle skirts" based on any real-world armor or clothing?

In Star Wars, Clone Troopers and their Jedi commanders wear "kama", or battle-skirts. In the lore, these are ostensibly to shield the waist and legs, not just from blaster fire, but also jet-...
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How do Human-Twi'lek hybrids work in Star Wars?

So, Twi'lek hybrids have appeared in Star Wars Canon in two mediums. The animated Clone Wars and the recent live-action Ahsoka TV series. In the Clone Wars, a clone trooper deserts and marries a pink ...
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Were silver highlights added to Darth Vader's helmet to make its surface seem more reflective?

In the Original Trilogy, the costumes used for Darth Vader's helmet were not all black, but had silver highlights applied in an alternating pattern: Screenshot from A New Hope (via Reddit) The effect ...
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How did Luke's X-wing and the Millennium Falcon avoid Tatooine's Imperial blockade in order to rescue frozen Han?

In Legends junior novel Star Wars Trilogy: Return of the Jedi written by Ryder Windham, we learn that following Darth Vader's failure to capture Luke Skywalker at Bespin, a blockade of Tatooine was ...
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Did the second Death Star have Interdiction capability?

Interdictor cruisers, cruisers that generate gravity wells to prevent ships from escaping, are shown in canon and Legends. While the technology wasn't ready while the first Death Star was done (it ...
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Why was there so little traffic to Alderaan?

Is there any canon, or even Legends reason to explain why such an important core world like Alderaan had so little traffic to it before it was destroyed? Did the Empire broadcast out barring ships ...
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Is there a specific encounter in Star Wars media where Darth Vader tricks or bamboozles an opponent with the dual-phase feature of his lightsaber?

There is a page on Wookieepedia that explains the nature of the Dual-phase lightsaber and how it can be used to destabilize opponents. It cites works where the weapons appears, but it seems to be just ...
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A short story collection that featured an excerpt from the novelization of Star Wars by George Lucas/Alan Dean Foster

In my childhood I was gifted a hardcover sci-fi short story anthology that featured an excerpt from the novelization of Star Wars by George Lucas/Alan Dean Foster. As I recall, it was from their time ...
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Yellowish-gold double bars (lieutenant's bars?) on Star Wars characters?

During The Clone Wars series, we see Ahsoka Tano's headband has two yellowish-gold double bars at the temples (looks like lieutenant's bars): We see something similar in The Mandalorian on Bo-Katan ...
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What does the guard take away from Ahsoka in episode "The Wrong Jedi" from the Clone Wars series?

At the end of the trial, we see a guard ripping something away from Ahsoka, some kind of jewelry. What is the jewelry and what's the significance of the guards' act?
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Where is this image of Vader from?

I see this image everywhere but can’t figure out where it is.
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What is the overlap between Star Wars canon and Legends? [closed]

After Disney established a new canon for Star Wars, I've found it relatively easy to determine what is and is not canon, but I've found it a bit more difficult to do so for Legends after the fact, ...
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Why weren't these characters' faces shown in Ahsoka S1E5?

In Ahsoka Season 1 Episode 5, "Shadow Warrior", there's a sequence where I noticed that in this scene, My first thought was that it was due to Has this been discussed by anyone working on ...
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Is this dialogue in Ahsoka inspired by a scene from The Clone Wars?

In Episode 5 of Ahsoka, Ahsoka relives one of her battles alongside Anakin in the Clone Wars. After the battle, there's a scene with Ahsoka mourning by the side of one of the wounded Clone Troopers, ...
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What life forms were Luke and Han trying to detect in Hoth?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Luke Skywalker (Echo Three) and Han Solo (Echo Seven) have a talk via comlink about scouting the Hoth ice wastes, picking ...
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Why did the Sith want to build the Death Star if "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."?

I've heard explanations like Tarkin wanted it and presented his plans to the emperor. And I've heard the comment by Vader was more for the audience, since Luke does destroy the Death Star using the ...
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Has there ever been a depiction of a futurist in Star Wars Legends or Canon?

I love futurism and even though Star Wars is more science-fantasy than sci-fi; they DO have technology and science and scientists are often featured in various stories. Philosophers are also mentioned....
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Was the victory mentioned in the Star Wars title crawl mentioned before Rogue One? [duplicate]

The title crawl of the original 1977 Star Wars film mentions that the rebel alliance have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. The 2016 film Rogue One identifies this victory as ...
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Was Professor Huyang transported in The TARDIS?

On page 68 of Star Wars canon adult novel Brotherhood by Mike Chen (2022), Professor Huyang is referenced as being so old that the ancient droid purportedly arrived at the Jedi Temple in a big blue ...
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Looking for a picture of Fixer's sandsurfer hover device

According to Star Wars Legends, in Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, Second Edition 1995, Luke Skywalker tells to Voren Na'al a tale about his friend Laze "Fixer" Loneozner, a skilled ...
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Why are there only human males at the Battle of Yavin?

I was watching A New Hope and I just realized something; when General Jan Dodonna was briefing everyone for the Death Star assault, the only pilots assembled are male humans. No female humans or ...
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Why are midichlorians not mentioned when talking about Sabine in Ahsoka?

Ahsoka mentions talent is a part of becoming a Jedi, but isn't a minimum amount of midichlorians needed to become a Jedi? I could be mistaken, but this is the impression I got from Star Wars I, so I ...
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Why Isn't "Balance to the Force" Everlasting?

A common defense for the Star Wars sequels (episodes 7-9) is that the balance that Anakin Skywalker brought to the force would not last forever, which would explain why the First Order was able to ...
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When was it first confirmed that Obiwan and Anakin fought WITH clones and not AGAINST them?

The first reference to the Clone Wars is obviously A New Hope: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. However, it would be easy to assume that the Leia was referring a ...
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How do Midi-chlorians communicate with the Jedi?

In wookiepedia it states that Midi-chlorians communicate the will of the force to the Jedi, so how do they get the information that the Midi-chlorians send to them?
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Can you kill Midi-chlorians?

Could you kill the Midi-chlorians in someone to make them lose their Force sensitivity?
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What happens to the Midi-chlorians when a Jedi or person dies?

What happens to the Midi-chlorians when a person dies? In Star Wars the Midi-chlorians are alive, but do they need a host or do they die with the being?
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How did the First Order become so powerful in secret when there was a ruling body in place?

How did the First Order get so powerful and the senate didn’t do anything or notice? Why did the rebel alliance know but no one else? Why didn’t they bring the matter to the senate?
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What would kill you first if you fell into a sarlacc's mouth?

Would you suffocate, drown, starve, or die from lack of water first in a sarlacc, if you made it past the mouth alive?
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How could Rey be Palpatine's grandchild if her father was not Force-sensitive?

Kylo says to Rey, "My mother was the daughter of Vader, your father was the son of the Emperor." But Leia was Force-sensitive, and therefore the Force lineage Vader → Leia → Kylo makes sense....
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What is the ship called that transports Yoda and the clones into the arena in Episode II?

It is open on the sides and Yoda looks out of it and stands in front of clones. They are coming to rescue Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé.
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Where did the idea of Coruscant being in the center of the galaxy first appear?

I'm re-reading Heir to the Empire (1991) in its 2011 annotated edition, which has footnotes from author Timothy Zahn about ideas he'd come up with for the book, and whether or not they fit with later ...
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Are there any known Pre-Shmi Skywalkers? [duplicate]

It’s a common complaint to say that Star Wars as a franchise is all about a single family, but as far as I am aware the Skywalker family “starts” with Shmi Skywalker, who has no known siblings or ...
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Border dispute on Ansion

In Attack of the clones, Jedi Master Mace Windu said that Obi-Wan Kenobi returned from a border dispute on Ansion. The said event references what happens in the novel The Approaching Storm, but since ...
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